Journalist Lindsey Snell reports from inside Idlib, al-Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold.
By Lindsey Snell / AlterNet
I spent a night this past July crammed in a sitting room with a family in Kafr Halab, a small village in the western countryside of Aleppo. The Russian air force was in the midst of a bombing campaign, dropping cluster munitions on homes in the area. I held my breath each time I heard a plane, but the family’s matriarch offered reassurance. “If you can hear that plane sound, it means they are far away.”
Lindsey Snell is a journalist covering conflict and crises in the Middle East and North Africa, especially Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Tunisia.
Only Western intervention can save Syria’s beleaguered al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Idlib.
By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton / AlterNet
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.
Salafi-jihadist rebels that were vetted by the CIA and enjoyed the backing of American neoconservatives have joined a new rebranded al-Qaeda group called Tahrir al-Sham.
By Ben Norton / AlterNet
Reporters who rely on the White Helmets’ leader in Aleppo ignore his record of deception and risk manipulation.
By Gareth Porter / AlterNet
Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, and the author of several books.